Our cornerstone product, Omneity Premix has been expertly formulated to provide the ultimate mineral and vitamin nutrition for your horse. The granulated mixture contains 100% organic trace minerals, B-vitamins, amino acids, digestive enzymes and yeast. These nutrients work together to improve hoof quality, support healthy digestion and enhance the absorption of nutrients.
- Hoof Growth and Structure
- Tail, Mane and Skin Growth
- Energy Metabolism
- Microbiome and Gut Health
- Mineral Balance
- Nutrient Absorption
- Immunity & Healing
- Athletic Performance
Mad Barn’s Omneity Premix is a powdered supplement designed to provide every horse with optimal, balanced nutrition using natural, earth-grown ingredients.
Addressing everything from hoof and hair quality to digestive health to energy metabolism, thousands of horses have seen incredible results with Omneity Premix.
Our best-selling equine supplement has been expertly formulated to deliver complete mineral and vitamin needs for your horse, containing 100% organic trace minerals, B-vitamins, digestive enzymes and active yeast cultures.
Omneity Premix also includes essential amino acids – the building blocks of protein – that are commonly lacking in the horse’s diet. It contains the top three limiting amino acids – lysine, methionine and threonine – to ensure optimal protein synthesis, improved top line, muscling, immunity and health.
WHY USE OMNEITY PREMIX
Omneity Premix addresses your horse’s comprehensive nutritional needs in four primary ways:
- Complete mineral and vitamin premix
- Balanced to provide all necessary nutrients in a forage-only diet or compliment a grain feeding program.
- Complete B-vitamin fortification
- Biotin levels clinically proven to improve hoof quality.
- Stress, high grain diets and intense exercise all reduce hind gut production of B-vitamins, the complete profile ensures adequate supply.
- 100% organic/chelated trace minerals
- Inorganic minerals commonly used can negatively interact with each other, reducing absorption. They have also been shown to inhibit digestive enzyme activity.
- Enzymes, amino acids & live yeast culture
- Improves digestion and prevents digestive upset.
THE PHILOSOPHY BEHIND OMNEITY PREMIX
Omneity Premix has been thoughtfully crafted and perfected over many years to enhance equine nutrition on the basis of four key pillars:
Absolute amounts of nutrients are important, but so is the ratio of those nutrients. Omneity Premix was formulated by a professional equine nutritionist. Using data from thousands of forage samples, Omneity Premix brings the majority of equine diets into balance and provides optimal, complete nutrition.
As Nature Intended:
Omneity Premix utilizes trace minerals in the same form they are found in nature: attached to amino acids or peptides. This means your horse is better able to assimilate these critical nutrients and there is less risk of digestive upset.
Don’t settle for inorganic trace minerals that are known to be contaminated with dioxins and PCB’s, go with a nutrition provider that ensures clean, pure trace minerals devoid of toxic elements.
Why not simplify your life and your horse’s nutrition program? In an analysis of over 200 horse diets, ranging from the pasture pet to high-performance athlete, over 95% were deficient in one or more critical nutrients. All were adequate in protein and energy, but deficient in trace minerals and vitamins.
If your feed room contains more than one mineral and vitamin supplement, look to the one product that will meet all of your needs – Omneity Premix.
Omneity Premix was designed by horse enthusiasts looking for a way to provide a complete mineral and vitamin solution with high-quality ingredients that did not break the bank. Our product costs 40% less than the next leading competitor and a 25 kg bag of Omneity Premix will last 208 days.
Beware of lower-cost supplements, they often contain inferior ingredients or inadequate nutrient levels.
An All-In-One Nutritional Solution For Your Horse
Mad Barn’s Omneity Premix is a complete vitamin and mineral formula for your horse that has been expertly formulated to provide everything needed to balance a forage-only diet. No other mineral and vitamin supplements are needed if your equine companion is taking Omneity Premix daily.
Are you feeding less than 4 kg (9 lbs) of commercial complete feed per day? Omneity Premix may be required to balance the minerals and vitamins and prevent deficiencies in key nutrients.
- Natural Minerals with ATMT Technology
- The only complete mineral and vitamin that utilizes Advanced Trace Mineral Technology (ATMT), shown to result in greater digestive enzyme activity compared to inorganic trace minerals.
- ATMT reduces interference with digestive processes and avoids interactions that inhibit absorption, resulting in enhanced utilization of Copper, Zinc and Manganese.
- Key Essential Amino Acids
- A deficiency in essential amino acids leads to poor performance, health and growth.
- Omneity Premix contains the three amino acids that are most commonly deficient in a horse’s diet – Lysine, Methionine and Threonine.
- Digestive Enzymes
- A complex of digestive enzymes liberates nutrients for enhanced digestion of starch, protein and fiber in the small intestine.
- Decreases the passage of starch and protein into the hindgut, reducing the risk of microbial imbalance.
- Live Yeast Cultures
- Contains Yea-Sacc1026™ – a specific strain of live yeast scientifically proven to stabilize hindgut pH, prevent digestive upset and improve nutrient absorption.
- Comprehensive Vitamin Fortification
- Additional B-vitamins are provided at nutritionally relevant levels.
- Added biotin at levels clinically proven to improve hoof quality (20 mg/day).
- High levels of natural vitamin E – an antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals caused by stress, pain and inflammation.
- No added sugars, artificial sweeteners or fillers.
You should always consult a qualified nutritionist before altering your feed program. Submit your horse’s diet for analysis online and one of our equine nutritionists will be happy to provide a complementary review.
Allzyme® SSF is an enzyme complex supplement created by Alltech. It is produced using a technology called solid-state fermentation, which uses a fungus called Aspergillus niger to produce a combination of enzymes. Enzymes work directly in the gastrointestinal tract to help break down feed components. Allzyme® SSF, in particular, helps release greater amounts of sugar, starches, protein and fibre from feeds.
Digestibility studies involving different livestock species have proven Allzyme® SSF’s ability to increase feed efficiency to maximize feed potential.
In horses, supplemental enzymes may be an effective way to maximize nutrient release from feeds, reducing feed costs and increasing performance. In studies using horses, enzyme-supplemented diets increased the digestibility of all nutrients, especially fibre, and also improved fecal gas production. Allzyme® SSF has the potential to be especially beneficial for horses that have trouble holding weight, are prone to having digestive upsets, or lactating mares that need extra nutrients to support milk production.
Ascorbic acid, also known as Vitamin C, is a water-soluble vitamin that assists in the regeneration of vitamin E, neutralizes free radical damage and is needed for the conversion of vitamin D3 to calcitriol. It is also a cofactor of hydroxylating enzymes involved in the synthesis of collagen, carnitine and norepinephrine.
Plants are an excellent source of ascorbic acid, especially green grass; however, hay contains almost none due to ascorbic acid’s oxidative instability. Grains are not at all high in ascorbic acid, however, the concentration increases exponentially upon sprouting.
Horses are able to produce up to 72 mg per day of ascorbic acid in the liver from glucose using the enzyme L-gulonolactone oxidase. Since horses can produce it endogenously, an ascorbic acid deficiency is very rare, however, some researchers believe that supplementation may be beneficial during hot weather, stressful periods, rapid growth, high-level performance and any interference with hepatic synthesis.
Biotin, also known as Vitamin B7, is a water-soluble B-vitamin that plays an important role as an enzymatic cofactor in metabolism. Most notably, biotin is involved in the enzymatic reactions that synthesize keratin, which is a component of skin, hair and hooves.
Horses are not capable of synthesizing biotin, and so it must be obtained from the diet. Outright deficiency is rare as biotin is found in most common feedstuffs. Dietary sources of biotin vary, with fresh pasture and alfalfa being the top sources, followed by oats, barley, soybean meal, corn and molasses.
Because it is present in such small quantities in most feedstuffs, the supplementation of biotin is recommended for horses, especially those with dry, cracked or brittle hooves, horses that pull shoes often or horses with chronic laminitis.
Adding biotin to a well-balanced diet can improve hoof health by producing strong keratin. Biotin supplementation has been shown to improve conditions such as brittle hoof horn and chipped hooves. In addition, it contributes to a healthy coat.
Research on the supplementation of pure biotin in equine diets has resulted in mostly positive results, mainly when looking at hoof growth rates, and it is widely advised that biotin be supplemented at 20 mg per day in order to see substantial improvements in hoof growth.
Calcium is a macromineral with well described roles in bones and teeth development in horses. Calcium and phosphorus are usually discussed together because bones store them in a 2:1 ratio of calcium-to-phosphorus. This ratio should also be attained in the diet.
While most of the calcium found in the horse’s body is in bone tissue, this mineral is also involved in certain enzymatic functions, cell membrane function, muscle contractions and blood coagulation. Calcium ions mobilized from bone are also important for transmitting nerve impulses.
Young horses, growing horses, lactating mares and late-gestation broodmares all have higher calcium requirements than typical adult horses. Severe calcium deficiency in horses causing noticeable symptoms such as “big head” is less common today than in the past. However, deficiency may occur when horses consume certain subtropical grasses that are high in oxalate which restricts calcium absorption.
Choline is an important nutrient for nerve function, fat metabolism, liver health and for maintaining reproductive health. In addition to serving as a building block for cell membranes, choline is also a precursor of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine which regulates motor movements and cognitive function.
This nutrient is closely related to the vitamin B family. It is a constituent of lecithin which is a type of fatty substance known as a phospholipid. Deficiency in choline is unlikely and it has an established Recommended Dietary Concentration of 50 mg/kg of dry matter intake.
Choline supplementation is recommended for horses to support neurological health and to promote normal liver function. It plays an essential role in fat metabolism in the liver and helps to prevent excess accumulation of lipids.
Chromium is a micromineral that is widely used in horses with metabolic dysfunction because it has been shown to potentiate the effects of insulin. Mad Barn uses Biochrome in its supplements, which contains this mineral in the form of chromium polynicotinate. The chromium is surrounded by several niacin molecules which increase absorption.
Chromium helps horses maintain healthy blood glucose levels by increasing insulin’s ability to bind to its cellular receptor. This means that insulin can more effectively move glucose out of the bloodstream and into cells where it can serve as a source of energy.
Chromium supplementation has been shown to improve glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity in horses. This is particularly important for overweight or obese horses who are at higher risk for insulin resistance. In addition, chromium helps regulate fat and protein metabolism and contributes to overall good metabolic health.
Chromium has also been shown to benefit performance horses by decreasing lactate levels during exercise.
Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin) is a water-soluble vitamin with important roles in the nervous system, liver function, energy metabolism and red blood cell maturation. As a dietary supplement, it is sometimes given to horses to fight symptoms of fatigue and stress or to address digestive problems.
The horse needs cobalamin to ensure normal production of red blood cells in bone marrow, to maintain a healthy reproductive system and to support myelination of nerve pathways. Vitamin B12 is also involved in the metabolism of lipids (fats) and amino acids. This vitamin is said to improve physical stamina and to stimulate the appetite in horses.
Unlike other B-Complex vitamins, B12 is not produced naturally within plants and cannot be gained through the horse’s diet. Instead, it must be synthesized within the horse’s hindgut through bacterial fermentation from the mineral cobalt. While deficiency is rare, there may be times when providing additional Cobalamin by way of supplements can improve well-being.
Cobalt is a micromineral that is required within the horse’s hindgut to synthesize the vitamin cobalamin (Vitamin B12). Microbes present in the hindgut convert cobalt into its active form cyanocobalamin by way of fermentation.
Cyanocobalamin is required for red blood cell formation, protein synthesis, carbohydrate and fat metabolism, reproductive function, cardiovascular health and the methylation of homocysteine to methionine. Racehorses will sometimes supplement with additional sources of Cobalamin for a purported boost in athletic performance.
The essential trace mineral Cobalt is found naturally in horse feeds and there have not been any reported cases of deficiency. Signs of inadequate intake can include loss of appetite, anemia, poor growth, lethargy and other symptoms associated with low vitamin B12 consumption.
Some sources report that supplementation is necessary in regions where the soil does not naturally contain adequate amounts such as Florida, New England, Australia, New Zealand, and Norway. As a supplement, it is commonly provided in the form of Vitamin B12 or cobalt carbonate and it has a Max Tolerable Level of 25 mg/kg total dietary concentration.
Copper is a micromineral that is required by the horse for proper nervous system function, antioxidant defense, cardiac function, bone development, cellular respiration, keratinization, tissue pigmentation and the formation of connective tissue. It is a catalytic co-factor for many important enzymes, meaning that it is required for these enzyme’s activity as a catalyst.
If copper levels are not adequate in the horse’s diet, it can lead to pigmentation abnormalities, sensitive skin, sluggishness, bone demineralization, osteoporosis, arthritis, liver problems, digestive problems, anemia, neutropenia, or leukopenia. Deficiency may be common in certain geographic regions where soil content is naturally low in copper.
Absorption of this mineral from the gastrointestinal tract is between 5 to 10% in adults and may be reduced during times of disease or if the horse is consuming a diet high in phytates or competing minerals. To increase levels, a highly bioavailable form of this mineral like Bioplex Copper (copper proteinate) is recommended.
Folic Acid (folate, Vitamin B9) is a water-soluble vitamin that is involved in DNA synthesis, methionine production and cellular growth and development. It is particularly important for supporting cell turnover during periods of rapid growth such as fetal development, tissue repair and regeneration of cells lining the intestinal wall.
Folic acid is sometimes given to horses to improve hemoglobin levels because of its role in maintaining healthy red blood cells. Deficiency in folate can manifest as megaloblastic anemia, but this has only ever been reported in other species and not in horses.
Folic acid is generally supplied in adequate amounts in the horse’s diet, especially for animals on pasture or those with access to fresh forage, alfalfa, timothy hay and cereal grains. Horses fed hay tend to have lower levels of this vitamin in their blood.
Horses currently being treated with sulfadiazine and pyrimethamine for EPM may require supplemental folic acid because these medications interfere with the absorption of this vitamin from the gastrointestinal tract.
Iodine is a trace mineral that is essential for normal thyroid function and metabolism in the horse. Iodine is require to synthesize the thyroid hormones thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3) which regulate metabolism in every cell in the body.
Horses that do not obtain enough of this mineral from their diet are at risk of developing goiter or an enlarged thyroid gland. Other signs of low iodine include hypothyroid symptoms such as hair loss or rough coat, flaky skin, retarded growth, muscle weakness, low temperature, lethargy and brittle hooves.
Iodine content in the diet varies across geographic regions depending on how much of this mineral is naturally found in the soil. The 2007 Nutrient Requirements of Horses guidelines published by the NRC stipulate that horses need at least 3.5-4.5 mg of dietary iodine per day, although some horses with heavy work loads or breeding or lactating mares may require more. Iodized salt blocks are typically used to supplement levels of this mineral in horses. Kelp and other seaweeds are also good sources.
Iron is a micro mineral that is primarily found in the horse’s body as a component of hemoglobin, which is the protein molecule in red blood cells that transports oxygen. Low iron levels can contribute to fatigue, listlessness, heart palpitations and impaired immune function.
While this mineral is essential to the horse’s diet, it is not recommended to supplement with additional sources of iron, unless instructed to do so under the supervision of a veterinarian. Excess consumption is more likely to cause problems for horses including liver issues, increased oxidative stress and inflammation. Supplemental iron can also interfere with the absorption of other minerals from the diet.
Most nutritional products for your horse will contain some amount of natural iron because this mineral is found abundantly in nature. What is important is to avoid products with supplemental forms of iron including ferrous sulfate or iron oxide.
L-Lysine is the essential amino acid that is most commonly deficient in the horse’s diet. Because it cannot be produced naturally within the body, it must be obtained through feed or supplements. When dietary consumption of this amino acid is inadequate, it can impair the utilization of other proteins.
L-Lysine has a wide range of roles in the horse including supporting immune function, tissue repair, and the production of various antibodies, hormones and enzymes. It aids in maintaining nitrogen balance and calcium absoprtion. It also forms a component of muscle tissue, collagens and elastins found in skin, tendons and bone and keratin – a protein required for healthy hair and hoofs.
Low levels of Lysine can contribute to body tissue loss, impaired growth, poor topline quality, decreased feed intake and decreased stamina and performance. Supplementing with this amino acid may be particularly important for horses who are undergoing any level of work and young and developing horses.
Magnesium is a macro-mineral that plays an important role in regulating nerve impulse transmission, protein synthesis, energy metabolism and enzyme activity. It is involved in over 300 different enzyme reactions in the horse’s body.
60% of the magnesium in the body is found in the bones and 40% is found in extracellular fluids and soft tissues. If a horse is deficient in magnesium, it can lead to abnormal behaviour and mood problems, jumpiness, excitability, growth failure, muscle weakness, intermittent muscle spasms (tetany), sensitive skin and back pain. It may also be involved in equine metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance in horses.
As a supplement, it is best given in the form of inorganic magnesium oxide which has an absorption rate of approximately 50% and does not cause the same gastrointestinal side effects as magnesium sulfate (epsom salt).
Manganese is a trace mineral that is required by horses to form chondroitin sulfate – a component of cartilage. It is essential for bone development, reproductive function, digestion of fats and carbohydrates, disease resistance and for normal enzyme activity.
It is recommended for horses to consume 40 ppm of this mineral in their diet. Though rare, deficiency can cause serious problems for a horse. Horses that do not get enough Manganese may experience bone abnormalities, lameness, bowed tendons, inhibited growth and impaired fertility.
Manganese is also required to form the natural endogenous antioxidant superoxide dismutase. It has been researched for its potential use as an antioxidant agent in equine animals.
Menadione is a form of Vitamin K3 that is commonly used in equine feed and supplements. Vitamin K is involved in normal blood coagulation (formation of blood clots) and helps to support healthy bone density and cardiovascular function.
Research in humans and other species suggests that supplementing with this vitamin may increase bone formation and decrease resorption or breakdown, promoting the formation of stronger bones. Menadione works by first getting converted to Menaquinone-4 in horses. It is the best form of Vitamin K for raising plasma levels of Menaquinone-4 in horses.
Horses generally obtain adequate levels of this vitamin from their diets, but may benefit from supplementation in certain cases. A number of conditions can inhibit proper production or absorption of this vitamin from the gut, such as colic, diarrhea, ulcers or use of antibiotics.
DL-Methionine is an essential amino acid that acts as a building block for proteins involved in metabolism, growth, liver function and more. Research suggests that it is the second-most likely amino acid for a horse to be deficient in, due to low natural amounts supplied by commonly fed grains. This compound cannot be synthesized internally and must be supplied by feed or supplementation.
Methionine is an important component of hoof and hair tissue because it is required for keratin synthesis. It plays a role in central nervous system function and is involved in the synthesis of the neurotransmitter serotonin. It is also necessary for detoxification pathways, is required to produce creatine, and supports the integrity of joints, ligaments, tendons and other connective tissues. Furthermore, Methionine is a precursor for Taurine, L-Carnitine and the sulfur-containing amino acid Cysteine.
Methionine is a common limiting factor in the horse’s diet. If a horse lacks adequate amounts of any amino acid from its diet, the remaining aminos cannot be fully utilized and are broken down by the body. The NRC’s Nutrient Requirements of Horses recommends daily intake of 5,000 mg. Alfalfa, flax, beet pulp and sunflower seeds are common sources of plant proteins to add to the diet.
Niacin (Vitamin B3, nicotinic acid) is a water-soluble vitamin that is involved in a wide range of activities within the horse’s body. It has been shown to influence nutrient metabolism, digestion, nerve function, blood circulation, skin health and more.
Horses typically require 35mg of Vitamin B3 per day and deficiency is not a problem in most parts of the world. However, horses may benefit from supplementation with this vitamin in certain cases.
Niacin can be synthesized in the horse’s liver from tryptophan and is products in the cecum by certain species of bacteria. It is also found in alfalfa, soybean meal and timothy hay, but only unbound forms of this vitamin can be utilized by the body.
When supplementing with higher levels of protein, Niacin requirements may be increased. Horses engaged in light to heavy work also require more, 60mg and 100mg respectively.
Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5, pantothenate) is a water-soluble vitamin that is critical for normal metabolic function in the horse. Pantothenic Acid forms a part of co-enzyme A (CoA) which is involved in energy production, fatty acid synthesis, production of steroid hormones, formation of neurotransmitters and regulation of other enzymatic reactions.
Low dietary intake of Pantothenic Acid can result in fatigue, but true deficiency is rare. Horses typically obtain adequate amounts of this vitamin from their forage and grain. It can also be produced through fermentation by bacteria in the gut.
Performance horses and animals that experience gastrointestinal upset or those using antibiotics may benefit from additional supplementation with Vitamin B5. The recommended dietary concentration is 13 mg/kg of dry matter intake.
Phosphorus is an essential nutrient that is an important component of cell membranes (Phoshoplipids), bone structure and reactions requiring cellular energy (ATP/Adenosine TriPhosphate). Phosphorus also helps form the backbone of DNA and contributes to pH and electrolyte balance in bodily fluids.
Dietary Phosphorus can be obtained from many different feeds, including forages, oats and soybean meal. Feeds with particularly high Phosphorus concentrations include wheat bran and rice bran.
The Phosphorus found naturally in grains and forages is considered organic, and is often bound inside molecules called Phytates. Feed manufacturers, however, often add inorganic Phosphorus, which comes from mining and processing phosphate from rocks, into commercial horse feeds. Inorganic Phosphorus sources are often listed on feed labels as monosodium phosphate; mono-, di-, and tri-calcium phosphate; and defluorinated phosphate.
Inorganic Phosphorus is a non-renewable resource, as it is mined from the earth. It is well known that inorganic Phosphorus is released from animal waste into the environment at high levels and can cause environmental harm. Today, research is focused on striking a balance between feeding enough Phosphorus for optimal horse health and production (growth, lactation, reproduction, performance, etc.) without overfeeding it, thus reducing the environmental footprint of feeding horses. It has also been concluded that both growing and mature horses can effectively utilize the majority of Phosphorus bound in plant Phytate and might not need inorganic Phosphorus added to their feed to meet their Phosphorus requirements.
Potassium is an essential macro mineral that functions as an electrolyte in the horse’s body. It is the most important intracellular cation, is essential for maintaining the contractility of smooth, skeletal and cardiac muscle, and also plays a role in regulating pH balance.
Horses fed a diet with adequate forage typically do not need to supplement with additional potassium as forage typically contains high amounts of this mineral. Diets that contain mostly grain may not supply adequate amounts.
A deficiency in this electrolyte can develop under conditions of profuse sweating, in endurance horses, in horses using diuretics like Lasix (furosemide) or in horses experiencing diarrhea. Low levels of potassium can lead to reduced appetite, decreased water intake, muscle weakness, mental apathy, cardiac arrhythmias, adrenal hypertrophy and a decreased growth rate.
Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6) is a water-soluble vitamin that is required for proper metabolic function in the horse. It plays a role in blood sugar regulation, muscle development, mood regulation, hormone production and joint health.
Pyridoxine is necessary for over 150 different enzyme reactions in mammals. It is essential for helping the body to process lipids, carbohydrates and proteins from food. Vitamin B6 also has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory mechanisms and can influence the nervous system and immune function.
Supplementing with B Vitamins may be particularly beneficial for horses primarily eating grain and not forage, undergoing intense physical exertion, high stress environments, young or old horses, and those taking antibiotic medications. Horses with certain forms of digestive upset such as diarrhea or dysbiosis that impede absorption of nutrients may also benefit from taking additional Pyridoxine.
Riboflavin, or vitamin B2, is a water-soluble vitamin that is essential for converting macronutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins and fats into energy. It is a precursor for the synthesis of enzymes involved in ATP production and lipid metabolism.
Riboflavin is present in all cells of the body and is used to make two very important coenzymes, flavin adenine dinucleotide and flavin mononucleotide. Coenzymes are molecules that assist enzymes by delivering molecules that the enzymes need to perform a reaction.
Riboflavin is naturally present in the horse’s diet, most abundantly in legumes such as alfalfa and clover and slightly lower in grass hays. Riboflavin is also produced by fermentation in the hindgut. Like most B vitamins, riboflavin deficiency and toxicity are very rare and have not been reported in horses.
The microbes in a horse’s gastrointestinal tract are able to synthesize Vitamin B2, and requirements are easily met with the addition of hay and grain. Symptomatic riboflavin deficiency is so rare, that signs are not reported in horses even when fed diets that are lacking in this vitamin.
The supplementation of riboflavin and other B vitamins can help to supply optimal levels and allow the horse to perform at its full potential, especially in certain situations. Horses consuming low-quality hay, those under high stress, on antibiotics or have any health condition that compromises hindgut bacterial production is recommended to receive a B-vitamin supplement.
Ensuring your horse has adequate salt in their diet is critical for well-being and performance. Salt is composed of sodium chloride (NaCl), providing two essential minerals that function as electrolytes in the horse’s body.
A 500 kg (1,100 lb) adult horse typically requires 28 grams (1 ounce) of salt per day, but may require more if sweating under exercise or in hot weather. Under conditions that cause profuse sweating, 4-6 ounces of dietary salt per day may be required. Deficiency in sodium or chloride can result in appetite loss, behavioural changes, nausea, muscle weakness, failure to thrive, lethargy and reduced water intake.
Most horses would benefit from loose iodized salt available free choice. This will also provide daily intake of iodine, which is a mineral that is required to make thyroid hormones involved in regulating metabolism.
Selenium is a micromineral that is important for immune function, cardiovascular health, thyroid function and muscle development. Horses also require this mineral to prevent white muscle disease. More recently, its been shown to be a key component of antioxidants that are present in all cells of the body and help protect from oxidative stress.
Selenium is a unique mineral as it is a part of two amino acids, seleno-methionine and seleno-cysteine that are precisely incorporated into antioxidant proteins. These seleno-amino acids are stored in the liver and transported to other cells as needed. Selenium is required to synthesize 30-35 different selenoproteins with a wide range of functions in cellular reactions.
Concentrations of this mineral in the soil vary significantly throughout different regions of the world. Selenium supplementation of your horse’s diet is particularly important in areas where the soil Se content is low, including most coastal areas of North America.
Sodium is a macro mineral that is the most recognizable electrolyte in the horse’s body. It plays a role in nerve impulse transmission, regulation of muscle contractions, maintenance of blood pressure, skeletal integrity, blood volume regulation and thirst regulation.
The daily sodium requirement for a 500 kg (1,100 lb) horse is approximately 10 grams. Higher intake is required in hot climates or for horses undergoing heavy physical exercise which lose greater amounts of electrolytes through sweat. Horses naturally seek out salt when levels of this mineral fall too low. They should be provided with free choice loose salt to ensure electrolyte balance is maintained.
If a horse does not get adequate amounts of sodium to replace that which is lost through sweat and urine, the thirst response will be diminished. This is why horses will sometimes avoid drinking water even on a hot day when they are sweating. Additional signs of deficiency can include abnormal licking of soil or other objects, anorexia, lethargy, unsteady gait or loss of skin vitality.
Thiamine is one of the B vitamins and is also known as vitamin B1. This very important vitamin is crucial for the enzymes that carry out carbohydrate metabolism and the functioning of the nervous system. Horses are able to synthesize thiamine with the help of microbes in the hindgut, and so it is generally not necessary as a supplement.
Levels of thiamine are highest in brewer’s yeast and rice bran, with the lowest concentrations found in forages.
Some research has found that thiamine is still required in the diet due to reports of inadequate synthesis, despite it being produced in the hindgut. Studies suggest that exercising horses, especially, may require double what a horse at maintenance needs to support increased carbohydrate metabolism. Positive effects have been seen with the supplementation of thiamine on markers of carbohydrate metabolism and thiamine status of exercising horses, so it may be beneficial to supplement performance horses with thiamine.
Vitamin A is a fat-soluble, essential vitamin with a number of vital functions. For one, it regulates gene expression during cell differentiation, which is a very important step in the creation of an embryo. It also maintains epithelial membranes in cells.
Vitamin A is also a crucial substance that is needed for vision. One form of vitamin A combines with opsin to produce rhodopsin, which is the visual pigment that produces the nervous system signal that allows horses to see.
Vitamin A is present in feeds as beta-carotene and is broken down into vitamin A once it reaches the small intestine. Fresh grass pasture is one of the best sources of beta-carotene. Since beta-carotene is susceptible to oxidation, mature grass hays contain much lower concentrations due to UV light damage.
Deficiencies in vitamin A can present as night blindness and reports have been made of impaired growth in growing ponies deprived of vitamin A. Although deficiencies are possible, vitamin A requirements are usually covered with pasture access and/or good quality hay. If horses do not have access to pasture or they are in heavy work, however, NRC requirements increase and have been changed as a result of research findings involving performance horses.
Vitamin D refers to a group of five fat-soluble steroid hormones that have a wide range of biological effects in the horse’s body. Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) is the most important form of this vitamin in horses, followed by Vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol).
Vitamin D plays critical roles in the metabolism and utilization of calcium, phosphorus and magnesium from the gastrointestinal tract. This vitamin also regulates bone mineral metabolism, cell growth and differentiation as well as kidney function.
Vitamin D3 is produced in the skin with exposure to sunlight. It can also be obtained in small amounts through dietary sources. Horses that do not get adequate time outside during periods of daylight may be at risk for sub-optimal levels of this vitamin. Vitamin D status can also change during winter months. Deficiency can lead to rickets or osteomalacia in the horse.
Vitamin E is the shared name for eight different fat-soluble, naturally-occurring compounds: a, b, g, and d-tocopherol and a, b, g, and d-tocotrienol. These compounds all have vitamin E activity and are comprised of a chromanol ring with differing phytyl side chains. The compound most commonly referred to as vitamin E is a-tocopherol and is widely considered to be the most biologically active form of all the vitamin E constituents.
The most natural form of alpha-tocopherol is d-alpha-tocopherol, and is only synthesized in plants so it must be obtained through the diet. Fresh, grass pasture contains the highest concentrations of d-alpha-tocopherol, however, a large number of horses do not have year-round access to grass pasture and their diets consist mostly of hay, so alpha-tocopherol is often added to most commercial feed formulations or top-dressed as a supplement.
Vitamin E functions as a powerful antioxidant, meaning it protects the body tissue from damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are produced during normal cellular metabolism and can harm cells, tissues, and organs if not kept in balance with proper antioxidant levels.
Other functions of Vitamin E:
- Immune function – important for defense against viruses and bacteria
- Formation of red blood cells
- Helps widen blood vessels and keep blood from clotting inside them
- Used in cellular communication, used to carry out many important functions.
Research confirms that the different forms of vitamin E available to be supplemented can have a significant impact on vitamin E levels in the blood. The most bioavailable forms of vitamin E should only be used in order to properly formulate balanced equine diets, to treat vitamin E deficiency and its associated conditions and aid in exercise recovery.
Yea-Sacc 1026® is a yeast culture developed by Alltech that is based on Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain 1026. This strain of yeast was specifically selected for its influence on digestibility in animals. Many years of research in multiple animal species have clarified Yea-Sacc 1026® ‘s efficacy as a probiotic for enhancing digestibility.
The addition of probiotic substances in the equine diet has a multitude of benefits to the horse. Yea-Sacc 1026® promotes greater digestion efficiency of feed and stabilizes hindgut pH, preventing digestive upset associated with stress, training, performance and transport. More efficient digestion means that energy uptake is also enhanced, along with other important nutrients.
Providing yeast in the horse’s diet also enhances phosphorus and calcium availability, contributing to greater bone strength. Yea-Sacc 1026® has also been proven to stimulate milk production and enhance milk quality in lactating mares, resulting in healthier foals.
Zinc is an essential trace mineral that is required by horses for the immune system, tissue repair, growth, fertility and fetal development. It is involved in over 100 different enzymatic reactions in the body that affect hormone metabolism, energy synthesis, protein synthesis, collagen and keratin formation, blood clotting, insulin production and more.
Zinc is found most abundantly in the eyes and prostate gland followed by bone, skin and muscle tissue. Low levels of zinc in the diet can contribute to subnormal growth, fatigue, problems with hair, hoof and skin quality, impaired wound healing, loss of appetite, anemia and high frequency of colds and other diseases.
According to the NRC’s Nutrient Requirements of Horses, a 500 kg (1,100-pound) mature horse requires 400 mg per day of Zinc. Requirements are higher for horses that are lactating or undergoing heavy work. Many horses do not obtain optimal amounts of this mineral from their forage and could benefit from supplementation.
Zinc is commonly supplemented in balance with Copper because the two minerals compete for the same absorption pathway in the gastrointestinal tract.
|Scoops per day:|
|Per 100kg body weight:||0.8|
|For 500kg horse:||4|
|Grams per day:|
|Per 100kg body weight:||24|
|For 500kg horse:||120|
Directions for use must be carefully followed. Do not feed in association with other feeds containing selenium. Feeding vitamins other than vitamins A, D, E, riboflavin, pyridoine and thiamine to horses may not have a beneficial effect.
12 months from date of manufacture.
Ingredients: Monocalcium Phosphate, Salt, Whey, Calcium Carbonate, Magnesium Oxide, Yea-Sacc1026™, Bioplex Zinc™, Vitamin E, Biochrome™, Sel-Plex™, Bioplex Manganese™, Lysine, Ascorbic Acid, Bioplex Copper™, Allzyme SSF™, Choline, Biotin, Niacin, Methionine, Pantothenic Acid, Riboflavin, Thiamine, Vitamin A, Pyridoxine, Vitamin B12, Cobalt Carbonate, Vitamin D, Folic Acid, Calcium Iodate, Menadione.
This premix contains added selenium at 20 mg/kg
|Total Bacteria and Yeast||(min)||0.2||1×10^9 cfu/g||24||1×10^9 cfu|
|Total Enzyme Activity||(min)||500||U/kg||60||U|
|Quantity||Days Supplied||Serving Size||Cost Per Day|
|Feed Per Day||g / 100 kg BW||24 g|
|g / 500 kg horse||120 g|
|Scoops Per Day||scoops / 100 kg BW||0.8 scoops|
|scoops / 500 kg horse||4 scoops|
|Cost Per Day||$/100 kg of BW||$0.22|
|$/500 kg horse||$0.89|
Customer Questions About This Product
Would Omneity help with nervousness and excitability in my horse?
Q Would Omneity help with nervousness and excitability in my horse? answer nowAsked by March 16, 2021 9:17 pmonAnswered by the admin Magnesium can help, but that’s usually only if it is low in the diet to begin with. Omneity contains high levels of magnesium and a full profile of B-vitamins and will balance the diet for all minerals and vitamins. This is a good starting point to ensure the diet is balanced – imbalances in the diet can cause horses to be more excitable.
Can I still feed Omneity even if my horse won’t get it every day?
Q Can I still feed Omneity even if my horse won’t get it every day? answer nowAsked by March 16, 2021 9:10 pmonAnswered by the admin Yes, if you can get it to your horse 3-4 days per week, you can double the feeding rate to meet their needs
Can I use Omneity if my horse is already on another vitamin-based supplement like Masterfeeds’ VTM 20 or Purina Optimal?
Q Can I use Omneity if my horse is already on another vitamin-based supplement like Masterfeeds’ VT...... Read more answer nowAsked by March 16, 2021 9:04 pmonAnswered by the admin Omneity would replace those products and will provide more comprehensive coverage of the vitamins and minerals needed in your horse’s diet.
I’m considering either Omneity or AminoTrace+ for my endurance horses, which would you recommend?
Q I’m considering either Omneity or AminoTrace+ for my endurance horses, which would you recommend? answer nowAsked by March 16, 2021 8:54 pmon
Can Omneity help with mane and tail growth?
Q Can Omneity help with mane and tail growth? answer nowAsked by March 16, 2021 8:40 pmonAnswered by the admin Yes! Omneity is a complete vitamin and mineral premix that has all the essentials for optimal tail and mane growth including amino acids, copper, zinc, and biotin. Our vitamin/ mineral premix AminoTrace+ also offers these benefits but is formulated specifically for horses with metabolic issues. If your horse does not have any metabolic concerns go with Omneity.
Hello I am interested in feeding my horses the omneity premix. I currently have my horses on your supplement three amigos. Can you feed both or should one be chosen?
- I feed Omneity Premix to 1000lb horses that are on pasture and Timothy/alfalfa 24/7. Is it too much at once to feed the full 120g in one feeding? Currently they get beet pulp, whole oats, flax meal and 120g Omneity once per day.
- I've fed the Amino Trace + but I am thinking of changing my program to the Omneity-Premix instead. What is the ingredient difference between the two products? My horse didn't like the pellet form of Amino Trace and I will be using the chosen product on 4 horses. I need to make the best choice for usability requirements. These are aged QH geldings, moderate to retired use.
Q I've fed the Amino Trace + but I am thinking of changing my program to the Omneity-Premix instead...... Read more answer nowAsked by February 3, 2021 5:22 pmonAnswered by the admin
Hi Myra - Omneity is generally more palatable than AminoTrace+ / AT+ and will fully balance your horse's diets.
AT+ has higher levels of zinc, copper, and amino acids (lys, met, thr) and lower total iron than Omneity. It is meant to balance higher iron hays and/or water. If iron intake is moderate to low and horses are not having issues with iron overload, then Omneity would be recommended. AT+ costs more per day, due to the higher levels of amino acids, antioxidants and phosphorus source. It costs $2.20 per day/horse, whereas Omneity Pellets costs $1.25 per day/horse. Our Omneity Premix is even more cost-effective, at $0.89 per day.
I'm switching to Omneity and I don't see sulphur listed as an ingredient. Should I supplement ? ... do chestnut coloured horses need more ? Thanks !
Q I'm switching to Omneity and I don't see sulphur listed as an ingredient. Should I supplement ? ....... Read more answer nowAsked by January 28, 2021 7:51 pmonAnswered by the admin
Hi Kari - Omneity does contain sulfur/sulphur at a level of 0.4 % DM. Omneity is balanced to provide adequate sulfur to balance a wide range of forages, however, most forages meet an average horse's needs. Chestnut-colored horses don't require more than normal sulfur levels, in fact, excess dietary sulfur can interfere with copper which is important for hair growth.
I would like to know the guaranteed analysis for the amino acids in your Omnity Premix. Can’t seem to find this information anywhere
Q Hi I would like to know the guaranteed analysis for the amino acids in your Omnity Premix. Can’t...... Read more answer nowAsked by January 12, 2021 12:13 pmonAnswered by the admin
In Canada, amino acid values are not allowed on feed tags for horses. It's 3, 2, 2 grams of lysine, methionine, and threonine, respectively.
Can you feed to a weanling?
Q Can you feed to a weanling? answer nowAsked by December 29, 2020 6:45 pmonAnswered by the admin
Yes this can be fed to a weanling. Adjust the serving size to the body weight of your horse and feed normally.
How much is the cost per day to give to a 1800lbs Percheron and how many scoops need to be given?
Q How much is the cost per day to give to a 1800lbs Percheron and how many scoops need to be given? answer nowAsked by December 7, 2020 12:26 amonAnswered by the admin Hi Olivia - For an 1800 lb (800 kg) horse, the daily feeding rate of Omneity Premix would be 192 grams, which is around 6 scoops daily.
My horse is on a magnesium supplement to help his tight muscles and anxiousness. If I feed Omneity, should I continue with the extra magnesium for this reason? Or will the magnesium content in the Omneity be enough to continue helping with these issues?
Q My horse is on a magnesium supplement to help his tight muscles and anxiousness. If I feed Omneit...... Read more answer nowAsked by September 17, 2020 5:44 pmonAnswered by the admin Hi Emily, In most cases there is no need for additional magnesium if your horse is on our Omneity mineral and vitamin supplement. It contains adequate magnesium levels to meet the requirements for most horses.
If I got the Omneity for my horse would I still need to supplement vitamin E and magnesium?
Q If I got the Omneity for my horse would I still need to supplement vitamin E and magnesium? answer nowAsked by June 11, 2020 4:10 pmonAnswered by the admin
No need to supplement, there is sufficient magnesium and vitamin E in Omneity if you feed the directed amounts.
Is it recommended to add additional salt when using Omneity?
Q Is it recommended to add additional salt when using Omneity? answer nowAsked by June 7, 2020 7:46 amonA
Yes. It’s recommended to add at least 30 grams per day for the average 500 kg horse (2 tablespoons). Omneity contains some salt, but not nearly enough to fulfill requirements. If your horse is in harder work, 30 grams can easily double or triple, depending on heat and humidity levels.
Does Omneity need to be top dressed or can it be fed on its own?
Q Does Omneity need to be top dressed or can it be fed on its own? answer nowAsked by June 7, 2020 7:46 amonA
Omneity can be fed on its own or top-dressed onto any other feeds like their forage cubes. It comes in pellets or a granular powder.
Can I feed magnesium along with Omneity or will it be too much of a certain mineral or vitamin?
Q Can I feed magnesium along with Omneity or will it be too much of a certain mineral or vitamin? answer nowAsked by June 1, 2020 9:38 pmonAnswered by the admin If your horse is already receiving Omneity, they should not need additional Magnesium. It covers their Magnesium needs already in a fully balanced formula.
What is the recommended number of scoops of Omneity Premix to feed for a horse that is 1000 lb?
Q What is the recommended number of scoops of Omneity Premix to feed for a horse that is 1000 lb? answer nowAsked by June 1, 2020 9:38 pmonAnswered by the admin 4 scoops per day is the recommended amount, which can be split into 2 feedings.
How much added salt would you recommend adding to Omneity? Would a white salt block on wall be enough?
Q How much added salt would you recommend adding to Omneity? Would a white salt block on wall be en...... Read more answer nowAsked by June 1, 2020 9:37 pmonAnswered by the admin It is recommended to add 30 grams of plain, loose salt to your horse's feed. We always recommend adding loose salt to the feed, as intake from salt blocks are not enough. If you're noticing he's biting on the block, it's a good indicator that he can't get enough salt by licking it.
What low-sugar options can I add to Omneity to get my horse to eat it?
Q What low-sugar options can I add to Omneity to get my horse to eat it? answer nowAsked by June 1, 2020 9:37 pmonAnswered by the admin Soaked beet pulp, feed pellets and/or ground flax would all be good additions with low sugar content. You can feed a cup or two without adding significantly to the energy content of the diet.
What is the selenium source in Omneity?
Q What is the selenium source in Omneity? answer nowAsked by June 1, 2020 9:37 pmonAnswered by the admin The selenium source in Omneity as well as our other mineral/vitamin supplements is Sel-Plex, which is a selenium-enriched yeast.
Are there any different ingredients between Omneity Premix and Omneity Pellets?
Q Are there any different ingredients between Omneity Premix and Omneity Pellets? answer nowAsked by June 1, 2020 9:37 pmonAnswered by the admin The Premix is a granular formula; the Pellet is the same formula as the premix but has added oat hulls as a pelleting agent.
If I want to feed Omneity free choice, do you recommend using the premix or the pellets?
Q If I want to feed Omneity free choice, do you recommend using the premix or the pellets? answer nowAsked by June 1, 2020 9:37 pmonAnswered by the admin The Premix form would be best for feeding free choice, as the pelleted version contains oat hulls. Horses tend to like the addition of the oat hulls a lot and might eat more than they should if free feeding the pellets.
Am I at risk of causing selenium toxicity if I feed Omneity?
Q Am I at risk of causing selenium toxicity if I feed Omneity? answer nowAsked by June 1, 2020 9:37 pmonAnswered by the admin Omneity contains Selenium at 20 mg / kg. The Selenium used in Omneity is in an organic form, so it is much safer and better absorbed in the body than inorganic forms, like sodium selenite. If fed at the recommended rate, Omneity Premix will supply 2.4 mg of Selenium per day. Unless your horse is already in danger of selenium toxicity, Omneity is not likely to cause adverse reactions in your horse.
I am looking to order Omneity and wonder if there is alfalfa in it.
Q I am looking to order Omneity and wonder if there is alfalfa in it. answer nowAsked by June 1, 2020 9:36 pmonAnswered by the admin Omneity Premix does not have any added alfalfa in it. The pelleted version - Omneity Pellets - do have added oat hulls.
I am interested in trying Omneity Premix. What method of shipping do you use?
Q I am interested in trying Omneity Premix. What method of shipping do you use? answer nowAsked by June 1, 2020 9:36 pmonAnswered by the admin In the US, we ship with a variety of different couriers and USPS depending on the region. If there is a courier that you would prefer, please let us know in your order notes.
If I feed your mineral mix is it alright to assume that it will work well with my hay?
Q If I feed your mineral mix is it alright to assume that it will work well with my hay? answer nowAsked by June 1, 2020 9:36 pmonAnswered by the admin Omneity is a complete equine mineral and vitamin, so it will properly balance a wide range of different forages in terms of vitamins and minerals. To be totally sure, though, we would need to see your hay analysis.
Is there any flax in Omneity? Can I feed flax with this supplement?
Q Is there any flax in Omneity? Can I feed flax with this supplement? answer nowAsked by June 1, 2020 9:36 pmonAnswered by the admin There is no flax in Omneity. The pelleted version of Omneity contains oat hulls to bind the pellets together. Many of our customers add flax to their Omneity to meet the energy needs of their horse. Ground flax is easily accessible at most feed stores, but we do not sell it.
What should I feed in addition to Omneity?
Q What should I feed in addition to Omneity? answer nowAsked by June 1, 2020 9:36 pmonAnswered by the admin Omneity contains everything that is in a typical ration balancer and more, but it doesn't contain the protein and energy sources (such as wheat middlings, soybeans, flax, etc.) that most ration balancers have in them, so you need to add those in separately. You could use beet pulp to address energy requirements and perhaps add in a fat source like our w-3 oil, vegetable oil or ground flax.
How much selenium would be contained in two scoops of Omneity P per day?
Q How much selenium would be contained in two scoops of Omneity P per day? answer nowAsked by June 1, 2020 9:35 pmonAnswered by the admin 2 scoops of Omneity P will supply 2.4 mg of selenium per day, which is sufficient to meet the recommended minimum daily amount of 1 mg. Optimal dosages of selenium are closer to 2.4 mg per day. If your horse is working hard regularly, higher levels are warranted.
How palatable is your Omneity premix? I want to offer it free choice in a feed tub.
Q How palatable is your Omneity premix? I want to offer it free choice in a feed tub. answer nowAsked by June 1, 2020 9:35 pmonAnswered by the admin It is palatable, for a mineral. Horses may need time to adjust to eating it. But with patience, we have gotten the pickiest of eaters to consume Omneity.
How does the magnesium amount in Omneity compare to your recommended dosage for magnesium oxide powder?
Q How does the magnesium amount in Omneity compare to your recommended dosage for magnesium oxide p...... Read more answer nowAsked by June 1, 2020 9:35 pmonAnswered by the admin If you were to feed 120 grams of Omneity Premix, that would supply 5.4 grams of magnesium, and if you were to feed 10 grams of Magnesium Oxide (56% Magnesium), that would supply 5.6 grams of magnesium.
Should I take my horse off omneity while I feed visceral? Or feed them together?
Q Should I take my horse off omneity while I feed visceral? Or feed them together? answer nowAsked by June 1, 2020 9:34 pmonAnswered by the admin Omneity is a complete vitamin and mineral, and so your horse should ideally always be on it to ensure optimal health and hoof quality. You can feed Omneity and Visceral+ together.
Should I use magnesium or your Omneity supplement?
Q Should I use magnesium or your Omneity supplement? answer nowAsked by June 1, 2020 9:34 pmonAnswered by the admin Most horses will benefit more from using our Omneity Equine Mineral and Vitamin. This will boost your magnesium levels, plus supply the full complement of B-vitamins, yeast and enzymes all in one product. Plus Omneity utilizes the latest technology in trace mineral nutrition, supplying 100% of the trace minerals in organic/chelated form. This would simplify your feeding program while meeting your objectives.
What's the difference between using Omneity and a complete feed?
Q What's the difference between using Omneity and a complete feed? answer nowAsked by June 1, 2020 9:34 pmonAnswered by the admin Most complete feeds will leave the diet deficient unless fed at 4 kg/day. Getting a good ration balancer like Omneity will balance the diet for minerals and vitamins and will need to be fed at a much lower rate.
My horse has been on Omneity for the last little while but has suddently stopped eating both the premix and the pellets. What can I do?
Q My horse has been on Omneity for the last little while but has suddently stopped eating both the ...... Read more answer nowAsked by June 1, 2020 9:34 pmonAnswered by the admin Take the mineral and salt away for couple of days and then try the mineral again. Especially when on grass they may not be interested in much other than sweet, sweet grass.
I’m interested in the powder of the Omneity. I have heard that it has a lower feeding rate than the Omneity pellets. What do you mean by that?
Q I’m interested in the powder of the Omneity. I have heard that it has a lower feeding rate than t...... Read more answer nowAsked by June 1, 2020 9:34 pmonAnswered by the admin The powder is more concentrated than the pellet, so you feed even less. If you were to feed 75 grams of the pellet, you would only need to feed 45 grams of the premix.
Do we need to add msm to the diet if the horse is taking Omneity pellets?
Q Do we need to add msm to the diet if the horse is taking Omneity pellets? answer nowAsked by June 1, 2020 9:33 pmonAnswered by the admin Omneity doesn't contain any MSM so if you are looking for added joint support then you would want to feed this ingredient in addition to Omneity.
I'm thinking of taking my horse off the Complete Feed he's on and substituting with Rice Bran, adding Omneity to meet his supplement needs. What are your thoughts?
Q I'm thinking of taking my horse off the Complete Feed he's on and substituting with Rice Bran, ad...... Read more answer nowAsked by June 1, 2020 9:33 pmonAnswered by the admin If you transition your horse off complete feed and replace with Omneity and rice bran, Omneity will supply all of the required minerals and vitamins needed for optimal health, and then the rice bran will add in good fat and fibre. Beet pulp is also a good option to add in more energy if he needs a bit more, as well as some more functional fibre. A timothy/alfalfa mix will be good, and will probably meet the majority of his energy and protein needs. You will want to make sure he has access to it 24/7.
What is the shelf life of Omneity?
Q What is the shelf life of Omneity? answer nowAsked by June 1, 2020 9:33 pmonAnswered by the admin The guaranteed shelf life is one year from the date of manufacture. However, we've tested after a couple of years and the product is still good.
What's the price difference between Omneity Premix and Omneity Pellets? Why are the pellets cheaper?
Q What's the price difference between Omneity Premix and Omneity Pellets? Why are the pellets cheaper? answer nowAsked by June 1, 2020 9:33 pmonAnswered by the admin The cost for a 5 kg pail of the pellets might be cheaper than the premix, but the pellets do not last as long. The premix is actually the less expensive option. Full feeding rate the premix is $0.89/day, the pellets are $1.25 - half of that if you just want to meet minimum requirement.
Can I add magnesium to Omneity to help with my overweight cresty horse?
Q Can I add magnesium to Omneity to help with my overweight cresty horse? answer nowAsked by June 1, 2020 9:33 pmonAnswered by the admin With Omneity, magnesium requirements will already be met, but extra supplementation will help with insulin regulation. Consider our IR Supplement, which is a combination of Magnesium, Chromium, and a variety of other nutraceutical ingredients that provide additional nutritional support for horses with metabolic issues. If your horse has been overweight for some time, you may also want to consider slowing down hay intake with a slow feed net or sourcing a lower quality, grass hay if that's possible. Consistent exercise should be a part of getting his cresty-ness down as well.
Do you make a version of Omneity without any iron?
Q Do you make a version of Omneity without any iron? answer nowAsked by June 1, 2020 9:32 pmonAnswered by the admin
We do not add any iron to Omneity. The iron in Omneity is coming from other ingredients. It is nearly impossible to make an iron 'free' mineral and vitamin mix. Remember, just because they don't list iron on the label, does not mean it is not in the mix. We are transparent with our mixes though, so consumers know what they are getting.
What is the difference between Hoffman's Mineral and Omneity?
Q What is the difference between Hoffman's Mineral and Omneity? answer nowAsked by June 1, 2020 9:32 pmonAnswered by the admin The main differences between the Hoffman's Mineral and Omneity are that the vitamin E and B-vitamins are much higher in Omneity, and Omneity contains 100% organic trace minerals, ensuring optimal absorption and safety. Vitamin E is a very crucial vitamin that is lacking in many equine mineral and vitamins, so we make sure that the level is sufficient in every serving (~1000 IU). The B-vitamin profile is much better balanced in Omneity, so it covers all of the bases. This is includes ~20 mg per serving of biotin, which is the amount recommended for optimal hoof growth. If you switch to Omneity, there is no need for hoof or vitamin supplements - unless your horse is exercising heavily or needs additional support due to a health condition such as EMS.
I am currently feeding my horse the Omneity pellets, and was looking at the Optimum Digestive Health probiotic supplement. Can I feed my horse both of these together?
Q I am currently feeding my horse the Omneity pellets, and was looking at the Optimum Digestive Hea...... Read more answer nowAsked by June 1, 2020 9:32 pmonAnswered by the admin Yes you can feed them together. Omneity does contain enzymes and yeast as well, but if you feel your horse needs additional support then it is fine to feed them together. The Optimum Digestive Health is much more comprehensive than just the probiotic and does contain ingredients that Omneity does not, so although there is a bit of overlap, most of what is in ODH is not in Omneity.
Are you able to ship the large 25 kg bags of Omneity premix through the post office as well?
Q Are you able to ship the large 25 kg bags of Omneity premix through the post office as well? answer nowAsked by June 1, 2020 9:32 pmonAnswered by the admin Yes, we can ship the large bags of Omneity anywhere you need them to be shipped.
Which product has overall greater palatability between Omneity and AminoTrace+ Pellets?
Q Which product has overall greater palatability between Omneity and AminoTrace+ Pellets? answer nowAsked by June 1, 2020 9:31 pmonAnswered by the admin Omneity tends to be the more palatable of the two. We have a powdered premix version of Omneity, and we also carry a pelleted version of Omneity that is especially palatable. However, we have managed to get the pickiest of eaters to consume both Omneity and AminoTrace+. If your horse has metabolic issues, AminoTrace+ would be a better choice.
Will Omneity help to take away ulcers?
Q Will Omneity help to take away ulcers? answer nowAsked by June 1, 2020 9:31 pmonAnswered by the admin Omneity alone will not help with a horse that has ulcers, but it does contain added yeasts and enzymes which help overall digestion. Visceral+, our most comprehensive gut health supplement, is used in horses with gastric ulcers and hindgut dysfunction. It was originally developed to be used in conjunction with omeprazole to prevent ulcers from re-occurring, but it has been used quite successfully on its own for ulcers in thousands of horses.
If my horse is on Omneity does he need the probiotic?
Q If my horse is on Omneity does he need the probiotic? answer nowAsked by June 1, 2020 9:30 pmonAnswered by the admin Omneity contains yeast and enzymes, but not bacterial probiotics. We generally recommend feeding the probiotics before and after deworming and if the horse is treated with antibiotics. If the horse is in good health otherwise, Omneity should be sufficient.
Can you please explain the iron levels in your products?
Q Can you please explain the iron levels in your products? answer nowAsked by June 1, 2020 9:30 pmonAnswered by the admin Concentration and total intake are two different measures. Max tolerable level of iron is 500 mg/kg of total dietary dry matter intake, which would equate to 5,000 mg/day for an average size horse eating 10 kg. Omneity premix and pellets have different feeding rates, 120 and 200 grams/day, respectively. The lower iron concentration in the pellets is because it is diluted. The actual iron intake per day from those products is ~100 mg. We do no add any iron to any of our products. Iron is ubiquitous, so it is impossible to avoid it completely. There are ingredients with more or less iron, so it can vary depending on the ingredients used. For example, AminoTrace+ has much lower iron, simply by switching the phosphorus source, but this comes with a significant cost increase.
The Selenium levels in Omneity are 20 mg/kg yet you state that the Max Tolerable Levels of selenium are "5 mg/kg total dietary concentration." Can you explain?
Q The Selenium levels in Omneity are 20 mg/kg yet you state that the Max Tolerable Levels of seleni...... Read more answer nowAsked by June 1, 2020 9:29 pmonAnswered by the admin Concentration and total intake are two different measures. You have to multiply the feeding rate of the product by concentration to get total intake per day and then divide that by the total intake to get a total diet concentration. For example, Omneity contains 20 mg/kg, fed at 120 grams/day (0.12 kg/day) = 2.4 mg of selenium intake per day. The horse is consuming 10 kg of hay and other feedstuffs, therefore divide the 2.4 mg Se intake/10 kg total intake (all the feeds the horse is consuming combined) = 0.24 mg/kg dietary concentration.
Can you use Visceral and Omneity together?
Q Can you use Visceral and Omneity together? answer nowAsked by June 1, 2020 9:29 pmonAnswered by the admin Yes, certainly, both are totally safe to be given together as they both have different functions. Omneity is a mineral and vitamin supplement, so it should be given year-round to support optimal health. Visceral+ is for gut health support, and can be given year-round if your horse is under a lot of stress due to an intense exercise regime or is frequently travelling, but most of our customers give it short-term, during show season, and/or during periods of stress, which can compromise gut health.
Will Omneity help with hind gut issues and ulcers?
Q Will Omneity help with hind gut issues and ulcers? answer nowAsked by June 1, 2020 9:29 pmonAnswered by the admin Omneity is a vitamin and mineral supplement, first and foremost. It does contain yeasts and some digestive enzymes that will help maintain healthy digestion, but it will not help that much if ulcers are present. You would need to give both Omneity and Visceral+ together, as their modes of action are different.
What's the difference between Omneity and Optimum Digestive Health?
Q What's the difference between Omneity and Optimum Digestive Health? answer nowAsked by June 1, 2020 9:28 pmonAnswered by the admin The Omneity is a forage balancer first and foremost designed to cover the horse’s basic nutritional needs. It does contain some ingredients to support gut health. This is the starting point for most horses. Optimum Digestive Health is intended for horses that need additional gut support. It contains a number of ingredients like prebiotics and digestive enzymes that are not in our other formulas. It would typically be fed on top of a forage balancer.
I have a 15 year old quarter horse who I think could benefit from a supplement like glucosamine, HA, chondroitin & MSM. If I start him on Omneity, would he still need something “extra” if he starts to show signs of arthritis?
Q I have a 15 year old quarter horse who I think could benefit from a supplement like glucosamine, ...... Read more answer nowAsked by April 7, 2020 2:22 pmonAnswered by the admin Omneity does not contain MSM, chondroitin, HA or glucosamine. However, complete vitamin and mineral nutrition, in itself, has its own benefits for arthritic horses. The high levels of bio-available trace minerals in Omneity contribute to connective tissue production and the antioxidants help reduce inflammation. For additional support, supplementing with omega-3 fatty acids can help as well as the compounds mentioned previously.
Are the Omneity premix rations indicated are for horses at rest? Do we need to adjust the ration for a horse that has moderate to high activity?
Q Are the Omneity premix rations indicated are for horses at rest? Do we need to adjust the ration ...... Read more answer nowAsked by March 24, 2020 1:47 pmonAnswered by the admin The recommended dose on the bag would be sufficient for a horse from maintenance to relatively high levels of activity. If the workload is quite heavy, like endurance horse or racing, we recommend boosting the selenium and vitamin E a bit higher, 4 to 6 mg/day selenium and up to 2,000 IU of Vitamin E. You can do this with the Natural E/Org Se product. Also, ensure that you are providing adequate salt, 1 oz per day at maintenance, up to 3 to 4 ounces per day for hard working horses.
Does the Omneity need to be top dressed or can it be fed on its own?
Q Does the Omneity need to be top dressed or can it be fed on its own? answer nowAsked by March 24, 2020 1:47 pmonAnswered by the admin Omneity can be fed on its own or top-dressed onto any other feeds like their forage cubes.
Would the Omneity supplement be suitable for a donkeys?
Q Would the Omneity supplement be suitable for a donkeys? answer nowAsked by March 21, 2020 1:49 pmonAnswered by the admin Yes, Omneity can be used for a donkey. Just feed according to the recommendations for the animal's body weight.
Does Omneity contain biotin? What is the amount provided per day?
Q Does Omneity contain biotin? What is the amount provided per day? answer nowAsked by March 21, 2020 1:49 pmonAnswered by the admin Omneity premix contains 160 mg of biotin per kg of supplement. The daily dose of biotin is 19.2 mg in the average feeding rate of 120 grams.
How does Omneity compare to Farrier's Formula for hoof growth?
Q How does Omneity compare to Farrier's Formula for hoof growth? answer nowAsked by March 21, 2020 1:48 pmonAnswered by the admin Farrier's Formula is not a complete equine mineral and vitamin. It contains zinc, copper, amino acids and biotin, but lacks in other essential trace minerals and vitamins. Omneity has the full spectrum of the nutrients horses need to grow strong hooves, and much more at a much lower price point. You wouldn't need to feed a "hoof-building" supplement on top of it.
How does Omneity work for horses that have navicular?
Q How does Omneity work for horses that have navicular? answer nowAsked by March 21, 2020 1:48 pmonAnswered by the admin Getting horses with navicular and other hoof issues back on track involves giving them balanced vitamin and mineral nutrition. Omneity supplies everything (aside from quality hay, salt and routine trimming) that horses with navicular need to grow out strong, well-formed hooves.
Does Omneity help horses with laminitis?
Q Does Omneity help horses with laminitis? answer nowAsked by March 21, 2020 1:47 pmonAnswered by the admin Yes, we have many customers who have seen improvements in laminitis with this product. You may also want to look into the AminoTrace+ supplement which is designed for horses that have metabolic issues. For managing laminitic horses, we recommend getting the diet balanced in vitamins and minerals, in addition to reducing the sugars and starches in the diet and diligent hoof care. Balanced vitamin and mineral nutrition can be achieved with Omneity or AminoTrace+, our equine mineral and vitamin formulas. AminoTrace+ contains higher levels of copper, zinc and magnesium than Omneity to provide additional support for horses with issues such as laminitis.
What is the difference between the AminoTrace+ and Omneity?
Q What is the difference between the AminoTrace+ and Omneity? answer nowAsked by March 21, 2020 1:46 pmonAnswered by the admin Both AminoTrace+ and Omneity are a mineral and vitamin supplement designed to balance your horse's forage. AminoTrace+ is specifically formulated for horses with metabolic issues such as IR or Cushing's. The phosphorus source in AminoTrace+ has much lower levels of iron, the zinc, copper, lysine, methionine and threonine are all higher in AminoTrace+. Otherwise they are similar in their ingredients. There is no added calcium in AminoTrace+ though, which normally isn't an issue unless you have really mature all grass hay, which may have low calcium.
Which is better to use for a horse with IR - AminoTrace+ or Omneity?
Q Which is better to use for a horse with IR - AminoTrace+ or Omneity? answer nowAsked by March 21, 2020 1:45 pmonAnswered by the admin AminoTrace+ is also a complete vitamin and mineral supplement like Omneity, but it contains higher levels of the minerals copper, zinc and magnesium to balance high dietary iron, as it can exacerbate insulin resistance. It works by bringing the ratio of Zn:Cu:Fe in the diet as close as possible.
How does Omneity compare to Hoffman's Mineral horse supplement?
Q How does Omneity compare to Hoffman's Mineral horse supplement? answer nowAsked by March 21, 2020 1:45 pmonAnswered by the admin Compared to Hoffman's Mineral, Omneity contains 100% organic trace minerals that are absorbed better and are safer than inorganic forms, a full b-vitamin profile including 20 mg of biotin and enzymes and yeasts added to boost nutrient absorption. The premix also doesn't have any added fillers like grains.
For hoof growth, is Omneity or AminoTrace+ recommended?
Q For hoof growth, is Omneity or AminoTrace+ recommended? answer nowAsked by March 21, 2020 1:44 pmonAnswered by the admin Omneity is a complete vitamin and mineral formula that contains high levels of essential amino acids, and so it is a great choice for hoof growth. AminoTrace+ is similar, but has higher copper, zinc and magnesium. Most horses see improvements on the Omneity supplement and find it to be more palatable. AminoTrace+ is specially formulated for horses with Equine Cushing's and Insulin Resistance. If your horse doesn't have any metabolic issues, then Omneity is recommended.
If I feed my horse Omneity Premix, would I also need to give the Natural E/Organic Se supplement?
Q If I feed my horse Omneity Premix, would I also need to give the Natural E/Organic Se supplement? answer nowAsked by March 21, 2020 1:43 pmonAnswered by the admin You will not need to give any additional Vitamin E or Selenium if you add Omneity to your feeding program.
Will Omneity help to alleviate a selenium deficiency in my horse's diet?
Q Will Omneity help to alleviate a selenium deficiency in my horse's diet? answer nowAsked by March 21, 2020 1:39 pmonAnswered by the admin Yes, Omneity contains high enough levels of organic selenium to exceed requirements. It's much safer and better absorbed than inorganic sources.
Should I continue feeding other mineral and vitamin supplements when giving my horse Omneity?
Q Should I continue feeding other mineral and vitamin supplements when giving my horse Omneity? answer nowAsked by March 21, 2020 1:39 pmonAnswered by the admin Omneity is a completely balanced equine mineral and vitamin, so there is no need to supplement with additional vitamins and minerals, unless your horse has certain health issues that would warrant higher levels.
Is Omneity suitable for a horse with Cushings?
Q Is Omneity suitable for a horse with Cushings? answer nowAsked by March 21, 2020 1:38 pmonAnswered by the admin Yes it is suitable for a horse with Cushings. AminoTrace+ is also available, which has higher zinc and copper if you have a lot of iron in your hay or water.
Which is more econominal - Omneity Premix or Pellets?
Q Which is more econominal - Omneity Premix or Pellets? answer nowAsked by March 21, 2020 1:36 pmonAnswered by the admin The premix costs less to feed to a horse per day. A 500 kg horse will consume 120 grams of premix per day at a cost of $0.89 daily. If feeding Omneity pellets, the recommended dosage is 200 grams per day at a cost of $1.25 daily.
Does Omneity balance typical iron levels in hay or is it better to use AminoTrace+ which has higher levels of copper and zinc?
Q Does Omneity balance typical iron levels in hay or is it better to use AminoTrace+ which has high...... Read more answer nowAsked by March 21, 2020 1:25 pmonAnswered by the admin Yes, Omneity balances the iron levels in most hay samples properly. Your hay would have to be very high iron to need to add additional copper or zinc. The idea behind balancing the zinc and copper is to inhibit the uptake of iron, which is only needed in iron overloaded animals.
Does Omneity contain amino acids or do I need to use the AminoTrace+ supplement to get those in my horse's diet?
Q Does Omneity contain amino acids or do I need to use the AminoTrace+ supplement to get those in m...... Read more answer nowAsked by March 21, 2020 1:24 pmonAnswered by the admin Omneity premix does in fact contain the amino acids most commonly deficient in a horse's diet. Generally, the amount of the essential amino acids is comparable in our supplement and other feed balancers. Some of the higher protein ration balancers will provide more overall protein, as they are fed a much higher feeding rate. If you need extra protein you could consider adding a cup of flax.
Omneity contains 20 ppm of selenium per serving. What does this translate into on a grams per serving basis?
Q Omneity contains 20 ppm of selenium per serving. What does this translate into on a grams per ser...... Read more answer nowAsked by March 21, 2020 1:24 pmonAnswered by the admin Omneity provides 2.4 mg per day of selenium at the full dose for an average weight 500 kg horse. The minimum requirement for selenium in the diet is 1 mg.
What kind of packaging is the Omneity Premix 10 kg sent in?
Q What kind of packaging is the Omneity Premix 10 kg sent in? answer nowAsked by March 21, 2020 1:23 pmonAnswered by the admin Previously, we shipped the 10kg Omneity premix in a large tub. However, we have discontinued that packaging size. Now, if you order the 10kg size we will ship you two 5 kg pails. This has the advantage of enabling you to keep the product fresher for longer since one of the pails can remained sealed until you need it. It is also more economical for us to ship, allowing us to keep our prices low.
How long does a bucket of Omneity last?
Q How long does a bucket of Omneity last? answer nowAsked by March 21, 2020 1:23 pmonAnswered by the admin It depends on the feeding rate and the weight of the horse. For a 500 kg horse, one 5 kg bucket of Omneity Premix will last 40 days at a cost per day of $0.89. For a 350 kg horse, one bucket of Omneity Premix will last 60 days at a cost per day of $0.63.
How much of the Omneity Premix do I feed?
Q How much of the Omneity Premix do I feed? answer nowAsked by November 13, 2019 11:56 amonAnswered by the admin If feeding a forage-only diet, 60 grams of Omneity Premix will generally be enough to meet basal requirements to avoid deficiency. 120 grams is the recommended feeding level for optimal health and performance.
Does my horse need additional minerals and vitamins?
Q Does my horse need additional minerals and vitamins? answer nowAsked by November 8, 2019 1:18 pmonAnswered by the admin The short answer is, YES! Hay and pasture do not contain all the necessary elements for optimal nutrition and health. Most are deficient in a variety of macro and micro minerals. Fresh pasture will have enough vitamins, but preserved forage will not. Omneity is the all in one solution to ensure your horse is consuming adequate minerals and vitamins year round.
I am already using a feed with added minerals and vitamins; do I still need Omneity?
Q I am already using a feed with added minerals and vitamins; do I still need Omneity? answer nowAsked by November 8, 2019 1:17 pmonAnswered by the admin Commercial horse feeds are formulated to be fed at 4-5 kg (9-11 lbs) per day. If feeding less than this, you will need to supplement minerals and vitamins to meet requirement. Omneity is the best choice to achieve balance. Feeding chart for Omneity Premix and Pellets based on level of complete feed being fed:
Complete Feed Amount lbs/(kilograms)
Omneity Premix scoops/(grams)
Omneity Pellet scoops/(grams)
Should I provide my horse salt in addition to the amount that is in Omneity or is there sufficient salt in this product that it is not necessary to provide additional salt?
Q Should I provide my horse salt in addition to the amount that is in Omneity or is there sufficien...... Read more answer nowAsked by August 27, 2019 3:24 pmonAnswered by the admin Yes, you should provide loose free choice salt and you can also add some salt to your horse's diet. While there is salt in Omneity, there is not enough to meet the total daily needs of a horse.
Does the Omneity Premix have probiotics in it?
Q Does the Omneity Premix have probiotics in it? answer nowAsked by August 24, 2019 2:48 pmonAnswered by the admin Omneity contains live yeast cultures, but does not contain any probiotic bacteria. The viability of bacterial probiotics is poor in mineral mixes. That's why we sell the Optimum Probiotics separately - to maximize viability and effectiveness.
What is the difference between the Omneity Premix product and the Omneity P product?
Q What is the difference between the Omneity Premix product and the Omneity P product? answer nowAsked by August 24, 2019 12:51 pmonAnswered by the admin Our original Omneity Premix is a powder that is typically given to the horse along with their regular feeding. Some horses find the taste to be unpalatable, largely because we don't add molasses, sugar or other artificial flavouring agents to the product to enhance taste. These ingredients might make your horse more likely to eat the powder, but they are not healthy in large amounts. We developed the Omneity P (Pellet) version of the product as an alternative to the vitamin & mineral premix specifically for horses who are picky eaters.
Can I give my horses both the recommended amount of Omneity while still giving them grain without worrying about giving them too much of any vitamin or mineral?
Q Can I give my horses both the recommended amount of Omneity while still giving them grain without...... Read more answer nowAsked by August 20, 2019 6:04 pmonAnswered by the admin Since your horses are getting some complete feed that contains minerals and vitamins already, feed a bit less of the Omneity than the full recommended amount. For the Omneity Pellets, we recommend 200 grams for a hay only diet, but for every kilogram (2 lbs) of commercial complete feed fed per day, reduce the feeding rate by 1/4 or 1/2 a scoop. For example, if feeding 2 kg of complete feed, only feed 100 grams of Omneity Pellets or 1 scoop.
How long will one large bag of the Omneity - Equine Mineral and Vitamin Premix last an 1,000 lbs horse?
- Is it appropriate to allow our horses free access to their Omneity premix? Can they eat too much or 'overdose'?
Q Is it appropriate to allow our horses free access to their Omneity premix? Can they eat too much ...... Read more answer nowAsked by August 20, 2019 5:59 pmonAnswered by the admin It is fine to feed the premix free choice. Sometimes when a mineral is first introduced free choice there is a tendency to over consume, but not to the point of being harmful. Consumption is usually regulated within a week to a more normal range. We have many horse owners who have been feeding it free choice for years.
Omneity contains 900mg of Iron. Is it still safe to feed to a horse with IR?
Q Omneity contains 900mg of Iron. Is it still safe to feed to a horse with IR? answer nowAsked by August 13, 2019 7:51 amonAnswered by the admin Yes Omneity is safe to feed to an IR horse. All mineral and vitamins will have some level of iron in them. What you want to avoid is added iron, usually in the form of ferrous sulfate or iron oxide. It is important to look at the total intake of iron from all sources in the horse's diet. Omneity is a highly concentrated supplement, fed at 120 grams per day. Only 108 mg/day of iron is contributed from the mineral supplement. In contrast, hay will typically contribute 1,500 – 2,500 mg/day.
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